on video What's inside a wind turbine?



The majority of people in America have never been near a wind farm or seen a wind turbine, let alone climb one. However, one lucky Arcadia employee was able to climb inside one on her visit to Denmark and get a closer look. Here’s what she found:

Being close to such a revolutionary source of energy was fascinating. We were able to see inside and around the wind turbine to better understand how it works and appreciate its technology. The wind turbine we climbed was not the tallest wind turbine out there, but it was still about 50 meters high and had 750 kW capacity, enough to power 100 homes.

Wind Turbine Anatomy

There are four main parts to a wind turbine: the foundation, the tower, the nacelle, and the rotor.

The foundation holds up the wind turbine and the tower connects everything. It’s connected to the nacelle and rotor and is used to climb to the top of the tower. Some towers have elevators, but the one we climbed had ladders that took us all the way to the top. 

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